What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, The Mentalist & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 7, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Vampire Diaries S.2 Episodes via Amazon Instant Video or Pre-Order DVDOn cable tonight, Animal Planet has the second season premiere of The Bear Whisperer, DIY has the second season premiere of Run My Renovation, HGTV has the third season premiere of Selling New York, History has the series premiere of Mounted in Alaska, MTV has the sixth season of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew, Showtime has the fourth, and final, season premiere of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, TLC has the sixth season premiere of Police Women and the series premiere of Unleashed: K-9 Broward County, and truTV has the fourth season premiere of Top 20 Most Shocking.

Prime Picks

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Jenna isn’t sure what to do about Isobel’s arrival. Damon and Jeremy are attempting to help find a spell that can get her the power of her ancestors.

Nikita (The CW): New. The episode picks up right where we left off with Michael having found Nikita’s place. He threatens to tell Percy about Alex if she doesn’t use a connection she has to help him find the man that murdered his wife and child. This episode is great. I think new viewers will be able to figure things out, but it is quite the payoff for those that have been watching all along. There are some nice twists that lead to a fantastic ending, which leaves me not wanting to wait to see how things play out the rest of the season. If you’re a fan, you’re going to love this episode. If you haven’t been watching, then you should be.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A man that owns a high-end matchmaking service is murdered and Jane thinks it was the man’s wife that committed the crime and sets out to prove it. Morena Baccarin (V) guest stars as the wife and is great matching wits with Patrick Jane. It’s a fun episode, especially the side story with Rigsby.

Solid Selections

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Amy and Sheldon are conducting an experiment that has them spreading gossip as part of it. Howard takes a big step in his relationship with Bernadette. Runs 31 minutes.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Timmy begins planning Adam and Jennifer’s wedding. Jeff and Audrey learn that their surrogate is pregnant. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Bones (FOX): New. Brennan teams with a forensic podiatrist from Canada after a bunch of feet are found after a flood on the U.S./Canadian Border.

30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. The “Queen of Jordan” episode from earlier this season replays, where Angie’s reality show visits the set of “TGS.”
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): Season Premiere. Belle ends up with a new business prospect, an unexpected houseguest, a difficult client and what to do about Ben. Plays again later. This show has never lived up to what I thought it could be. Instead it basically became a 20-minute profile of some fetish with a little story thrown in. I gave up part way through season three, but really like where the fourth season starts out. As this will be the last season, I hope they spend more time on Belle dealing with what future she is going to choose, as they set up multiple possibilities in this episode, and then showing us which one she does.

Other Options

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Melinda Clarke (Nikita) is back as Lady Heather and Sara and Ray go to her for help on a case.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has first round coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  • ESPN2 has NCAA Frozen Four coverage.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Chicago Bulls followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Utah Jazz.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 15 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has six episodes of Being Human early to get you ready for next Monday’s first season finale on Syfy followed by 10 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has 10 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
USA has eight episodes of House followed by six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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